What started as a cold left former soldier paralysed

Former soldier Steve Mawer was a strong, healthy dad-of-two, training to take on a major physical challenge.

Health 1
Dog walkers on Lytham Green

Have your say on new dog rules

Major changes to dog control in Fylde are on the cards – and residents are being invited to have their say.

Environment 6
A previous Remembrance Day at St Annes war memorial

Services to honour Fylde’s heroic fallen

Fylde folk are being urged to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in conflict at remembrance services being held across the borough on Sunday.

Kirkham 1
The aftermath of vandalism at St Joseph's Wesham

Community rallies to help school after thugs wreck playground

The head of a primary school targeted by vandals has thanked the community for their offers of support.

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Matthew Nicholson

Restaurant opening creates 15 new jobs

The latest phase of the Mill Farm Sports Village development has created 15 new jobs.

Milano Restaurant at AFC Fylde

Fylde’s restaurant creates 15 new jobs at complex

A new restaurant launching at the AFC Fylde Mill farm scheme has created 15 new jobs.

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Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Commissioner’s new victim support role

A support service for victims of crimes is set to expand as Lancashire Police anticipate 60,000 more referrals in upcoming years.

PC Iain Norton outside Furness Magistrates Court.

Lancashire police officer faces sack in booze shame

A Lancashire police officer has been convicted of drink driving while on duty after a court heard he was sinking a bottle of vodka a day.

Fylde town hall at  St Annes

Plea to reject Fylde chicken farm plan

Campaigners were today urging Fylde Council to reject an application that may see a chicken farm double in size.

Business 1
The boarded-up kennel

Dead puppy found in boarded-up kennel

A dead puppy has been found tied up and dumped inside a a boarded up kennel, according to RSPCA inspectors


PICTURE GALLERY: Kirkham and Wesham Club Day

The weather may have turned – but it didn’t stop hundreds of people marching through Kirkham and Wesham for the towns’ annual Club Day procession.

Last year's Kirkham and Wesham Club Day Procession

Carnival season is set for a dazzling beginning

Kirkham and Wesham Club Day gets the Fylde club day and carnival season off to a dazzling start this weekend.

Demonstrators outside County Hall in Northallerton where North Yorkshire County councillors gave permission to frack near the village of Kirby Misperton, between Malton and Pickering.

Frack fight to go on despite Ryedale result

Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners have said they will fight on against shale gas despite a vote in Yorkshire to allow the controversial process to go ahead at one site.

Business 4
AFC Fylde's new Mill Farm Sports Village stadium is taking shape off Fleetwood Road, Wesham

Jobs up for grabs as stadium takes shape

The new £18m Mill Farm Sports Village currently taking shape in Wesham is hiring for around 80 jobs.

Explosion at New Fortune House in Wesham.
Picture from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Chinese restaurant rocked by explosion

An explosion has ripped through a Chinese restaurant, leaving a hole in the wall and blowing out all the windows.

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The progress at the new AFC Fylde Stadium

Sowing the seeds for new era at ambitious AFC Fylde

Work has started on the laying of the pitch as work continues apace on AFC Fylde’s new £18m Mill Farm stadium.

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Would you recommend your GP?

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre’s best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today we can reveal the list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre’s best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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